Stretching VS Hanging
I’m sure everyone here evenutally comes to the dilemma about whether to continue to stretch or to try hanging. I’ve managed to injure myself quite a bit from stretching (In fact I’m currently waiting out/healing for last 3 weeks w/ probably another week to go). I’m not sure if it’s because I am too eager and intense about applying lots of square pounds of muscle behind each stretch or what. The thing I’ve liked about stretching is that I only actually spend 10-15 minutes doing it a day, before applying heating pad, and then going on to jelqing (400+). I’ve increased EL by 3/4” over 3 months and my flacid gains are more impressive.
If I eventually decide to hang, I’ll probably purchase the Bib Starter Hanger. I’ve got to admit that I’m a little scared about the hanging - the possibility of injuries, etc..
Do you really have to invest more time into hanging than you would with stretching to get equivalent results?
Are there any polls on this site that indicate which method is more prone to produce injuries as well as gains between hanging and stretching?
What are some of the pluses and minuses of each?
Any input would be greatly appreciated.